To our Capt. Dave’s Family and Friends,
We consider you part of our family and your safety remains our highest priority. We want share a few of the steps we are taking for you, our customer.
We are in the business of serving people and in the midst of this coronavirus outbreak it’s important that we give you as much information as possible when planning and enjoying your upcoming Dolphin and Whale Watching Safari.
To that end, here is what we are doing as part our regular procedures to ensure your health and wellness:
Before and in-between trips, vessels’ surface areas and all rails are thoroughly wiped with cleaning products approved by the CDC.
Our Dolphin Deck check-in area and tables, counters, and rails are completely cleaned as well.
Hand sanitizer is readily available at check-in and on the boat.
Our public whale watching cruises have reduced passenger capacity to give our already spacious vessels even more room for each guest. Capacity varies depending on the vessel and is subject to change.
Effective November 16, 2020 the California Department of Public Health is **requiring** the use of cloth face coverings at all times when outside of the home, with some exceptions.
Due to these state-mandated guidelines, please note the following:
• Each public safari guest must wear a cloth face covering during check-in.
• Each public safari guest must wear a cloth face covering during the cruise if they are less than 6 feet from another guest outside of their household. Such persons must have a face covering with them at all times and must put it on if they are within 6 feet of others who are not in their household.
• Each private charter guest must wear a cloth face covering*during check-in.
• Private charters with guests who are all members of the same household are not required to wear a face covering while outdoors during the cruise.
The following individuals are exempt from wearing face coverings at all times:
- Persons younger than two years old. These very young children must not wear a face covering because of the risk of suffocation.
- Persons with a medical condition, mental health condition, or disability that prevents wearing a face covering. This includes persons with a medical condition for whom wearing a face covering could obstruct breathing or who are unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove a face covering without assistance. Such conditions are rare.
- Persons who are hearing impaired, or communicating with a person who is hearing impaired, where the ability to see the mouth is essential for communication.
- Persons for whom wearing a face covering would create a risk to the person related to their work, as determined by local, state, or federal regulators or workplace safety guidelines.
Please visit the California Department of Public Health website for more details.
Our crew is healthy and has been healthy for at least the last 14 days. We ask the same of you. Boat crews and Dolphin Deck team members have their temperature taken daily to assure their health status.
Our Captains and crew members will be wearing a face covering when they are within six feet of guests.
Visitors and residents should follow the same common-sense precautions – frequent hand washing, avoidance of sick people, etc. – that they would with the traditional flu. Older adults and people with chronic health conditions or compromised immune systems should follow detailed CDPH recommendations to protect themselves.
Your safety and well-being is our top priority, and we encourage you to take all necessary precautions to stay safe and visit once the time is right.
As you plan your trip to California please keep in mind the current guidelines and restrictions and note that California will gradually begin opening following specific standards met to keep you and our communities safe.
As so, we suggest staying up to date with the latest information so you can make an informed decision regarding your future trip. To get the latest information please visit https://covid19.ca.gov/ or Visit California.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Golden State when the time is right.
Being on the ocean, exposed to Vitamin D and negative ions is the one of the better immune-building activities you can engage in. Research supports that exposure to negative ions can promote antimicrobial activity, can have an activating influence on some body systems and cognitive performance, and can reduce symptoms of depression for some people. Escape the stress and give your mental health a boost while viewing our beautiful dolphins, whales and gorgeous ocean. It really does help put things in their proper perspective.
“Dance with the waves, move with the sea. Let the rhythm of the water set your soul free.” – Christy Ann Martine
We’re committed to protecting and nurturing our beautiful home while keeping visitors safe. Are you with us? Follow the #RespectCalifornia code when exploring our state: visitcalifornia.com/respect
California is a place of wide-open spaces that champions open-mindedness and celebrates diversity. Californians respect our friends and neighbors and their health and safety. We respect the environment, local culture and all the different kinds of people who visit our state. Respect is the key to keeping each other safe and all of California’s precious and fragile beauty protected, today and tomorrow.
Feel free to traipse, travel and follow your joy in California. Please follow this California Responsible Travel Code while doing so.
Roam Responsibly. I will explore California thoughtfully and responsibly, maintaining the utmost respect for everyone and everything I encounter.
Educate Myself. I will do my research before traveling across the state, familiarizing myself with local regulations and community concerns, which may have changed over time. This is especially important in rural communities with limited healthcare resources.
Safety First. I will follow public health directives from government officials, including physical distancing measures. I will take all necessary steps to minimize health risks to myself and others and stay home if I’m sick.
Preserve California. I will protect and nurture the Golden State’s pristine outdoor spaces and cultural icons, by maintaining a light footprint at every turn and paying special attention to delicate ecosystems.
Embrace Community. I will support local businesses and do my part to ensure the long-term prosperity of the places I visit.
Celebrate Culture. I will immerse myself in California’s diverse local cultures and embrace the traditions and practices I encounter.
Teach Others. I will lead by example and share these practices with fellow travelers, acknowledging that we all share the responsibility to protect California.